UPDATED--Reports on flooding problems, road closures, river levels - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

UPDATED--Reports on flooding problems, road closures, river levels

What can we say about this most recent weather event? People are fed up with flooding.

If you're in Lucas County and experiencing flooding problems, Mayor Finkbeiner urges you to call 419.936.2020.

Note the road closures below.

Visit the weather page for a complete list of weather alerts by county. And click here for information on getting our traffic alerts and breaking news sent to your cell phone.

ISOH seeking donations

The International Services of Hope (ISOH) in Waterville is collecting donations for flood victims. Items like bottled water, canned food, and cleaning supplies can be dropped off at the warehouse on Farnsworth Road.


M-50 is closed in both directions in Dundee. Residents are dealing with high water in that area.


Officials there tell us the River Raisin is receding. However many residents along the river had water in their basements.

We're told one family voluntarily evacuated their home because they couldn't get out by car.

The Michigan Dept.of Transportation came close to shutting down US 223 after water began splashing up on it.


For Toledo home owners who had basement flooding this week, help is available to prevent it in the future. If you're in Lucas County and experiencing flooding problems, Mayor Finkbeiner urges you to call 419.936.2020.

The city has received over 200 reports of basement flooding after the heavy rains on Tuesday. Much of that flooding was due to sewer system back-up, and the city is committing additional money toward a basement flood grant program.


Flood cleanup kits are available at the local Red Cross center. Evansport's water level reached 17 ft.


PUTNAM COUNTY - Residents are well into the clean-up in Ottawa. There are still some streets closed but not because of flooding. Many of the streets are still covered with mud. Residents say they were much better prepared to deal with the floods this time around.

HANCOCK COUNTY - The river crested over 15 ft. The American Red Cross Hancock County Chapter closed its emergency shelter at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Residents are cleaning up.


To check out levels in northwest Ohio click here (far western areas near Indiana) and here (the rest of NW Ohio), and for southeast Michigan click here.

The river forecast models enter estimated rainfall, but once rain starts, current data is fed into the models to update them. Forecasts may change significantly between the onset of the event and late Wednesday.

Michigan Road Closures

Dundee: M-50 has closed in both directions due to flooding. Also, Frankiln St. and Toledo St. are closed.

District Two Road Condition Update

Bowling Green: ODOT District Two announces the following update on road conditions due to flooding.  Updates are underlined and in bold.  

Lucas County:
Central Avenue (US 20) in Lucas County between Crissy Road and Secor Metropark is OPEN.

US 24 in Lucas County between Ludwig Road and Jeffers Road is closed due to flooding.  Detour:  Ludwig Road to Jeffers Road.  

Henry, Fulton  & Williams Counties:
SR 424 in Henry County from the Defiance /Henry Co. Line to CR 17C is closed due to flooding.  Alternate Route: SR 108; SR 281

SR 65 in Henry County is OPEN.

US 20A in Fulton County between CR 24 and TR 25 is OPEN.

US 20A in Fulton County east of Delta is OPEN.  

SR 49 in Williams County between Edon and Edgerton is OPEN.

Ottawa, Sandusky & Seneca Counties:
SR 105 in Ottawa County between SR 590 and SR 51 is OPEN.  

SR 19 in Sandusky County between Fremont and Oak Harbor is OPEN.  

SR 105 in Sandusky County between SR 23 and Woodville is OPEN

US 224 in Seneca County between SR 67 and SR 100 is open.

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